The School District of Nixa, in accordance with the Nixa Public School policies and the Missouri Department of Education Guidelines, is committed to an educational program that recognizes the unique values, needs, and talents of each individual student. It recognizes, however, that the academically gifted students possess extraordinary abilities to think creatively and critically, and that their cognitive and affective needs can best be met by provision of a differentiated learning environment. Such an environment will allow gifted students regular opportunities to interact with, and be stimulated by, their intellectual peers without being completely isolated from the regular school program.
The Nixa Gifted Program is intended for the academically gifted student, and is designed, not as a reward, but to meet the students' special needs. It is based upon a continued commitment to foster the development of each gifted student's potential by providing acceleration and enrichment through a qualitatively different environment